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that compete with our own manufactured products. >> reporter: china remains a major competitor for u.s. companies. our trade deficit with china hit a record $315 billion last year. separately, china reported it's exports grew 25% over a year ago, easily beating expectations. the robust growth was attributed to aggressive new lending by chinese banks. >> just a few months ago, the chinese economy was in contraction. we've seen really two or three months where we are seeing much stronger growth in china and that's increasing the demand for goods there. >> reporter: but analysts say the news from china may have been somewhat distorted by statistical quirks and the start of the chinese new year. looking at a few months of data shows the big story in china is one of moderate, but solid growth. >> they're not falling apart. growth is going to hold in the range of 7% to 8%. but this is not going to go back to 10% either. there's no signs of that. it looks like its a more permanent, but controllable slow down. >> reporter: china remains strong in assembling and processing goods like iphones
in china with the consumer there who is kind of been pushed and pulled between stim lutz and pulling back the stimulus from beijing? >> that is an area that we do like. besides the long-term secular growth of rising wealth in china, we also now have a new leadership in place in china and that's given more confidence to the chinese consumer, and we think we're going to see continued growth in that parent of the global economy. >> tom: you've described this as a barbell approach. on one end the united states, on the other end you like china. that's leading you to technology. xlk is the ticker symbol. why do you like technology if you like the u.s. and china together? >> well, we like the technol sector for a number of reasons. first we do think you're going to see a pickup in global growth. tech companies are very linked to the global economy. a lot of the technology companies rely on corporate capital spend. so that's where we think we'll seen inflection point there. valuations for the tech sector are the lowest they've been since the mid-90s. the sector trades at a petraeu p/e level. ever
thieves. >> reporter: when a country like china dumps tires or other products on the u.s. market, it's pretty clear how to respond: raise tariffs and slap penalties on the producers. but how do you punish a chinese company that is suspected of receiving trade secrets through a government operation the government of china refuses to acknowledge? >> how you sanction a country with regards to cyber-espionage? i think we are still writing the book on that. it's a brand new area of exploration and i don't think policy makers really have the definitive word on how this will be accomplished. >> reporter: a new report says shanghai is home base for a massive chinese hacking effort that may involve thousands of people, but the u.s. and most other countries also employee secret armies of programmers engaged in some form of cyber- espionage. and that makes it harder to define a diplomatic solution to the problem. >> a lot of the most important military information in the world is on weapons systems that are developed by private corporations whether in this country or other countries around the
. a strong place for estee lauder is china, with quarterly sales up 28%. the same cannot be said for yum brands and its k.f.c. brand, and sales at those store open for at least a year in china were down 6% in the fourth quarter. k.f.c. was the target of a chinese government investigation into the use of antibiotics in chicken. it expects earnings per share to fall this year, sending shares down 2.9% to their lowest closing price since july. as we reported earlier in the program, the u.s. government officially filed civil fraud charges against s&p credit ratings services, and the shares of its parent company took another hit. mcgraw hill stock fell another 10.7%. the stock was above $58 per share last friday; tonight, it's below $45, losing more than $3.5 billion of market value in two days. while its competitor in bond ratings, moody's, isn't part of the government suit, its shares also have fallen hard, dropping 8.8% today. it has shed more than $2 billion of market value this week. all five of the most actively traded exchange traded products were stronger today. the nasdaq 100 trackin
years of slow progression. and china is still growing, single-digit levels of growth. brazil is still growing, and russia is still growing. india, which is the fourth of the brick countries, should have a better track in 2014. >> susie: depending which country you're talking about, we've seen investors pouring a lot of money into international equity funds since january. so can they expect to get a good return on international investing in 2013? >> susie, it is going to come down to everybody's timeframe. we are a culture that wants it now. we've been through a lot of problems recently that make people very risk adverse. if you have the patience to sit through volatility, buying emerging markets is a good investment now. however, if you still feel burned by what happened in 2007 and 2008, and are worried that a 10% pullback or a 15% pullback would make you change your approach, be very careful and buying emerging markets. we've had a great run since november and i would counsel some caution. >> susie: you are advising your clients to put their money mostly in u.s. stocks over internat
had lagged it's global marketes, for example, the china index, the fxi, which is another e.t.f., is down about .6% this year with the s & p 500 up somewhere around 6% or 7%, and the morgan stanley world index up about 5.5%. so these have lagged recently, and with the end of the chinese lunar new year, this weekend, the chinese market is going to reopen next week. and we're likely to see some reaction to the better economic statistics that have been coming out during this lunar period. >> tom: you mentioned fxi, that was one of your picks back in janet last time we had you on this program july 27, up better than 18%. now performance there. in the meantime you also lukd the technology exchange traded fund, which supby about 2%. would you put any new money to work or take any money off the table with these? >> well, we are adding to the fxi, the china index. and, clearly, with the kind of growth we're likely to see tepid growth in the u.s., until some of the headwinds we face abate. technology is an area where potentially there is significant growth in excess of the g.d.p. we'
attacks. tom, this comes as a report in today's "new york times" ties hackers in china for a wide- ranging cyber campaign of attacks on major american companies and the u.s. government. >> tom: increasingly, susie, it's believed those hackers are also targeting u.s. infrastructure targets like pipelines. let's get going with tonight's "market focus." the major stock indices resumed their climb, setting aside concerns about government spending cuts threatened in two weeks. the s&p 500 caught a bid from the opening bell with talk about corporate deals and gains in europe. the index rallied 0.7 to finish at a new five and a half year high. 734 million shares traded on the big board, 1.8 billion moved on the nasdaq. the energy and consumer staples sectors powered the sector gains, up at least 1% each. the utility sector had the third best performance today, gaining 0.9%. with oil prices rallying, the energy sector is the best sector so far this year, with all but three of the stocks making up the sector higher today. marathon oil led the group, up 3% to a new 52-week high. conoco-phillips clos
of assembly-line workers in china after the lunar holiday there. that fed speculation about demand from apple and h.p. apple shares fell 2.2% since the plant freezing hiring makes the iphone five, but foxconn said its decision to stop hiring was not related to making the iphone. an analyst at investment bank u.b.s. thinks it could be because of less demand for hewlett packard desktop computers. h.p.q. shares were down by 1.1%. hewlett-packard reports its latest quarterly earnings tomorrow after the closing bell. independent energy companies devon and anadarko updated their shareholders on their strategies, but both were greeted with selling. anadarko petroleum was down 4.5%. it's energy production outlook was less than expected while it's forecast for capital spending was more than anticipated. it expects to be among the most active deepwater drillers this year. devon energy fell 6.6% after saying it may try again to spin off its pipeline and processing businesses. it tried that six years ago but stopped after the economy weakened. four of the five most actively traded exchange traded product
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